CSS & CSM: Master & Backup

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May 2nd, 2007
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We are thinking of buying a 6509 w/ mods to "upgrade" our network. As part of the research, we need if our CSS will peer with a CSM.


Is it possible to have a CSM peer with a CSS in a Master/Backup scenario?

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Gilles Dufour Thu, 05/03/2007 - 03:37
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not possible.

They use different software and different protocols.


Gilles.

stevanp Thu, 05/03/2007 - 08:08
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So, we cannot have the CSS be a peer to the CSM?


How do we ensure that the CSM is redundant similar to two CSSes?

Syed Iftekhar Ahmed Thu, 05/03/2007 - 11:39
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With CSMs you have two options


1. If you are using a single 6500 chassis then you can install 2 csm modules in a single chassis


2. If you have a redundant setup (2 65k chassis) then you can install one csm in each chassis and make it redundant


Syed

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